Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi/Via degli Anselmi, Firenze
Admission free while places last
Satyricon, directed by Federico Fellini (I, 1969, 129’)
Italian version, without subtitles
Adapted from the work of Petronius from the first century AD, Fellini’s Satyricon creates a labyrinth of story and color, weaving the story of the two main characters Encolpio (Martin Potter) and Ascyltus (Hiram Keller) together with countless episodes and stories of profanity and arrogance. Taking up the complex and fragmented story of the decadence imperial Rome, the film is an extraordinary experiment from the chorus costume characters to the complex narrative that peaks with the famous Trimalcione dinner.
‘All of Satyricon is designed as a giant hunting image that, at the cost of burning the old ways of style, give the maximum of evidence figurative fantasies of Fellini and orchestras in a mystery play of light and shadow. Here is his glory, and here his chance’ – Grazzini.
The film is part of the event series Tuesday at the Movies with Palazzo Strozzi, a collaboration between Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Odeon Cinema Florence for the exhibition Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World.